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How To Nail Your NaNoWriMo Novel

by Jennifer on October 5, 2011

As you know, NaNoWriMo 2011 starts on November 1. In honor of that, I am bringing you probably the best series of blog posts you will ever read with regards to novel writing.

So get ready… You are in for a treat.

The brilliant Larry Brooks of StoryFix.com is helping you Nail Your NaNoWriMo Novel by offering up 31 of the best writing tips you’re likely to see during the month leading up to NaNoWriMo.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that he is doing this. Brooks knows exactly what a novel needs to be successful.

And now he’s sharing his tips to help you get your story ready before NaNoWriMo so you can write a killer first draft that’s worth a second look post-NaNoWriMo.

Here are the first 5 posts in Brooks’ series:

  1. Know What You’re Planning
  2. Keep Your Character Close to Home
  3. Vet and Fertilize Your Story “Idea”
  4. Tell Your Story In Context to… Something
  5. Don’t Forget to Fall In Love

Be sure to keep up and read Brooks’ entire series. If you don’t, you’ll be missing out on some very valuable information that can help make your NaNoWriMo draft worth the effort.

What are your tips for writing a better draft during NaNoWriMo?

About The Author: Jennifer Blanchard is the founder of Procrastinating Writers. She is co-founder of the Better Writing Habits Challenge. For more great writing tips, tools and advice, be sure to follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Note:If you’re attempting NaNoWriMo this year, be sure to sign up for my free 30 Days of NaNoWriMo Tips for Procrastinating Writers.

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1 Keith Rowley October 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I love much of Larry Brooks advice. I just wish he didn’t feel the need to be such a jerk in the delivery.

2 Jennifer October 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm

@Keith I get what you’re saying, but I think you’re taking what he says the wrong way. He’s not saying it the way he does to “be a jerk” he is simply removing all the bullshit and cutting out the sugar coating. The guy might be a little rough around the edges but he knows what he’s talking about!

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